The Resource Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Patrick Grant

Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Patrick Grant

Label
Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
Title
Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Grant
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Patrick Grant explores the relationship between Buddhism and violent ethnic conflict in modern Sri Lanka using the concept of "regressive inversion." Regressive inversion occurs when universal teaching, such as that of the Buddha, is redeployed to supercharge passions associated with the kinds of group loyalty that the universal teaching itself intends to transcend. The book begins with an account of the main teachings of Theravada Buddhism and looks at how these inform, or fail to inform, modern interpreters. Grant considers the writings of three key figures - Anagarika Dharmapala, Walpola Rahula, and J. R. Jayewardene - who addressed Buddhism and politics in the years leading up to Sri Lanka's political independence from Britain, and subsequently, in postcolonial Sri Lanka
  • This book makes the Sri Lankan conflict accessible to readers interested in the modern global phenomenon of ethnic violence involving religion and also illuminates similar conflicts around the world."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
294.3095493
Index
index present
LC call number
BQ374
LC item number
.G73 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in religious studies
Label
Buddhism and ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka, Patrick Grant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.135-139) and index
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Contents
Pt. I. Reading Buddhism -- Ch. 1. Vedic Tradition and the Buddha: How to Say the Unsayable -- Ch. 2. Buddhism: The Art of the Detached Agonist -- Pt. II. Reading Sri Lanka -- Ch. 3. Sri Lanka: Buddhist Self-Representation and the Genesis of the Modern Conflict -- Ch. 4. Anagarika Dharmapala: Buddhism, Science, and the Crisis of Historical Imagination -- Ch. 5. Walpola Rahula and Gamini Salgado: Buddhism, Dialogue, and the Political Imaginary -- Ch. 6. J. R. Jayewardene: Playing with Fire -- Ch. 7. Conclusion
Control code
000043022196
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 146 p.
Isbn
9780791493533
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008017375
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.b23846033
System control number
  • lt23846033
  • (OCoLC)226304706

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